For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 5 in album Benefit
release date: 1970-4-20
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genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:49

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Benefit cover art
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Watery eyes of the last sighing seconds,
Blue reflections mute and dim
Beckon tearful child of wonder
To repentance of the sin.
And the blind and lusty lovers
Of the great eternal lie
Go on believing nothing
Since something has to die.
And the ape's curiosity
Money power wins,
And the yellow soft mountains move under him.

I'm with you L.E.M.
Though it's a shame that it had to be you.
The mother ship is just a blip
From your trip made for two.
I'm with you boys, so please employ just a little extra care.
It's on my mind I'm left behind
When I should have been there.
Walking with you.

And the limp face hungry viewers
Fight to fasten with their eyes
Like the man hung from the trapeze
Whose fall will satisfy.
And congratulate each other
On their rare and wondrous deed

That their begrudged money bought
To sow the monkey's seed.
And the yellow soft mountains
They grow very still
Witness as intrusion the humanoid thrill.


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 With You There to Help Me
  • 2 Nothing to Say
  • 3 Inside
  • 4 Son
  • 5 For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me
  • 6 To Cry You a Song
  • 7 A Time for Everything?
  • 8 Teacher
  • 9 Play in Time
  • 10 Sossity; You’re a Woman